Dogs Eating Tissue Paper

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  1. raisingme profile image81
    raisingmeposted 8 years ago

    I have three Papillons and two of them have a thing for tissue paper and toilet paper that is over the top.  They seem to find it no matter where we hide it and shred it all over the house.  Worse, they eat it.  Any tips on getting them to cease and desist?

    1. goldenpath profile image70
      goldenpathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Now come on!  Even they need their fiber!! smile smile

      1. raisingme profile image81
        raisingmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's white toilet paper - if it works anything like bread.....well....it would have to be whole grain toilet paper or some such!  big_smile

    2. Conflagrant profile image60
      Conflagrantposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dogs often fixate on things they grew up with as puppies. 

      I have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that has a thing for tissues, torn newspaper and plastic bottles.  He acquired his interest in these as the breeder used them in the kennels when he was a puppy.

      My best suggestion is to make it harder for your dogs to chew undesirable objects by placing them out of reach and then give them appropriate dogs toys to chew on, along with encouragement from you to chew on them.

      It will take a while, but it can be done. 

      You just need to be persistent and not make a scene when they do get some paper.  The dogs read you shouting and being excited as a reward and will do it all the more.  Just give them a firm "NO" in your best serious voice.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    My cat is like that with toilet paper. I have to keep it in a box so he can't get at it.

    1. goldenpath profile image70
      goldenpathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but without the fiber he may become "irregular." sad

      1. raisingme profile image81
        raisingmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Help, I am getting tired of wiping up after 'em!  The pup got hold of the end of a toilet paper the other day and the expression on his face was priceless - he thought he'd found the mother lode!

        1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
          Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Lock it up... the paper that is smile

          1. raisingme profile image81
            raisingmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I thought it might be easier to teach the dogs than teach my husband.not to leave the stuff where they can get it...hhhmmm, mayhap I should lock him up!  big_smile

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    My pup tries , early each morning, to find something paper to run off with. She used to tear any paper-- envelopes, mail, reciepts, also socks, when available-- into tiny shreds (smaller than my paper shredder does). I confront her and say sternly,"No paper!"-- she runs off and  grabs a chew bone, which she apparently stashes away for just such an occasion. She knows.
    She is better now.  We leave fewer temptations. She still sometimes tries to grab something and run-- but she no longer shreds.

  4. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I have three Bassets, one eats toilet paper, kleenexes and paper towels. It is like an automatic ass wipe. Hasn't hurt him. We tend to keep it out of his reach as much as possible.

    1. raisingme profile image81
      raisingmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's funny.  Our pup got hold of an old box of pellet thingies that my daughter left out.  They are little pellets of gunpowder that kids throw on the ground and they make a little popping sound.  I don't know how much was left in the box when the dog ate it but he seems to be fine.  I figured the only way I could tell if he'd eaten to many would be to throw him on the ground and see if he popped! big_smile  He's fine but sometimes I think I have goats disguised as dogs!

  5. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Randy Godwin's wife and I once had two wolf-dogs that we kept out at Randy's farm. He said they once ate an entire string of Christmas lights. It didn't seem to bother either animal!

    1. raisingme profile image81
      raisingmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Time for a rousing chorus of "You light up my life".

  6. saddlerider1 profile image69
    saddlerider1posted 8 years ago

    we have two cats who love to attack the toilet paper roll and we often toilet tissue being tug and pulled from the bathroom into our living room. too funny to watch. So your not alone, cats do it to.

    1. raisingme profile image81
      raisingmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We had a Siamese cat that shred the toilet paper roll into a mound of fluff - but she didn't eat it.  I sometimes find white poops in the backyard....easy to spot...except when it snows. big_smile

  7. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    I know papillons are pretty small, but I don't suppose a little toilet paper will hurt them too much - its mainly a nuisance, right? of course, its probably not exactly good for them -  but here's something interesting  - grey whales seem to swallow a lot of stuff like:

    contents of one dead whale's stomach included-
    a golf ball, duct tape, sweat pants, pieces of plastic, surgical gloves, small towels, and over 20 plastic bags  and then it actually died of other causes.

    so when you think about it what's a little tp?

  8. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    oh, and I also heard about a small dog who swallowed a diamond ring and the owner had to examine every poop for several days! until finally - there it was, nice and shiney!

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have a friend who swallowed a gold dental crown and had to go through the same process. After that, her husband always said she had a s***ty smile.

      1. raisingme profile image81
        raisingmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's funneeee!!!  Started my morning off with a laugh - it's going to be a good day.

      2. mega1 profile image77
        mega1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        haha!  that's miles better than the little dog!  hee hee hee!

  9. mrpopo profile image74
    mrpopoposted 8 years ago

    My labrador tends to do that too. Often with used toilet paper...

 
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